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10 minutes ago, latapythelegend said:

None of them do.  If Dunfermline go down Yogi gets sacked and as much as I wouldn't have taken him back at any point in the last decade I'd take take him purely to get players showing a bit of desire because that means as much as ability at this level.

Like ha has at Dunfermline?

Grab him with both hands🥴

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11 minutes ago, latapythelegend said:

I hate that this seems to be accepted and almost used as an excuse. 2 or 3 years down the line whether are fortunes improve or get worse we'll still be saying this. 

It's started for next season already with the spin about having X amount of players under contract, "it's not a clean slate" etc etc.

The club has done a massive amount of performative nonsense over the last few years. I've always rolled my eyes at the posts on here from fans of other teams saying Falkirk fans have delusions of grandeur but it's true of those making decisions 100%. Recent months have been as bad as anything for that - "he managed in the MLS!!!", big name assistant manager and spending a bomb on Griffiths. Statement released from one of the three legs of the stool saying "who would have imagined Leigh Griffiths joining us" 😂😂😂

We need to do the basics properly and stop this showy nonsense of signing multiple players from the league above to try and prove some sort of point or posturing with managerial appointments. It's like when Rangers were in the lower leagues on a smaller scale.

It'll be the same when we appoint John McGlynn in the summer right enough.

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19 minutes ago, latapythelegend said:

I hate that this seems to be accepted and almost used as an excuse. 2 or 3 years down the line whether are fortunes improve or get worse we'll still be saying this. 

Deans appointed Holt. Holt appointed Sheerin. Between them they scattered two and three year contracts like confetti tying the club to honour those contracts in one way or the other. God knows what other commitment Deans and his pals signed up to. I guess the truth won’t really come out until the next AGM.

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Just now, Duncan Freemason said:

Deans appointed Holt. Holt appointed Sheerin. Between them they scattered two and three year contracts like confetti tying the club to honour those contracts in one way or the other. God knows what other commitment Deans and his pals signed up to. I guess the truth won’t really come out until the next AGM.

Rennie has signed 6 players (including Griffiths on a fortune) and got Dowds back after he was rehabbed by Dick Campbell. He also chose to put McKay on the park, Mills in midfield and his only midfield signing Jacobs on the bench.

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4 minutes ago, Marshmallo said:

It's started for next season already with the spin about having X amount of players under contract, "it's not a clean slate" etc etc.

The club has done a massive amount of performative nonsense over the last few years. I've always rolled my eyes at the posts on here from fans of other teams saying Falkirk fans have delusions of grandeur but it's true of those making decisions 100%. Recent months have been as bad as anything for that - "he managed in the MLS!!!", big name assistant manager and spending a bomb on Griffiths. Statement released from one of the three legs of the stool saying "who would have imagined Leigh Griffiths joining us" 😂😂😂

We need to do the basics properly and stop this showy nonsense of signing multiple players from the league above to try and prove some sort of point or posturing with managerial appointments. It's like when Rangers were in the lower leagues on a smaller scale.

It'll be the same when we appoint John McGlynn in the summer right enough.

Hard to argue with any of that. Signing players from a league above is a much repeated phrase that sadly means “signing players jettisoned by clubs in the league above because they aren’t good enough or have injuries and who are now trying to find their true level (which might be L1, L2 or lower, but definitely not the Championship.)

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2 minutes ago, Duncan Freemason said:

Deans appointed Holt. Holt appointed Sheerin. Between them they scattered two and three year contracts like confetti tying the club to honour those contracts in one way or the other. God knows what other commitment Deans and his pals signed up to. I guess the truth won’t really come out until the next AGM.

You're right but im already get frustrated by it being the first thing that comes out with each board statement. Yes, whatever implications come from the last board have to be dealt with but it seems to be the first line of defence every time now and that won't wash for very long. As a club we need to work with the hand we're dealt and move on.

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3 minutes ago, Duncan Freemason said:

Hard to argue with any of that. Signing players from a league above is a much repeated phrase that sadly means “signing players jettisoned by clubs in the league above because they aren’t good enough or have injuries and who are now trying to find their true level (which might be L1, L2 or lower, but definitely not the Championship.)

It's also a statement along the lines of "look we're really bigger than Morton/Queen of the South", even if it's pish like Scott Mercer or Aidan Nesbitt.

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3 minutes ago, Marshmallo said:

Rennie has signed 6 players (including Griffiths on a fortune) and got Dowds back after he was rehabbed by Dick Campbell. He also chose to put McKay on the park, Mills in midfield and his only midfield signing Jacobs on the bench.

His post match……..now that is really brass necking it in a way Sheerin simply couldn’t. By this point Sheerin was “maybe we can’t get any better” whereas MR is talking about the last game of the season as being a play off match. Wow.

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20 minutes ago, latapythelegend said:

You're right but im already get frustrated by it being the first thing that comes out with each board statement. Yes, whatever implications come from the last board have to be dealt with but it seems to be the first line of defence every time now and that won't wash for very long. As a club we need to work with the hand we're dealt and move on.

As far as the dross on the park is concerned, it doesn't really wash at all. That we appear to have done the unthinkable - replaced a clueless, totally unsuitable, out-of-his-depth numpty, with an even more clueless, more unsuitable, more out-of-his-depth numpty - lies squarely at the door of the current board. It has f**k-all to do with Gary Deans. Ditch the "everything is Deans/Holt/Sheerin's fault" spin, own the mistake, and try to rectify it. 

The comparison has already been made a few times, but Morton sacked McPherson the exact same weekend we emptied Sheerin. His replacement had no previous management experience, inherited an awful squad and only had the budget to bring in a couple of fresh faces, yet he has, by all accounts, effected a massive upturn in both performances and results. Rennie was given a very decent budget, signed six players, benefited from the return of an in-form Dowds, yet if anything, things have gotten even worse, which I barely thought possible. There certainly has been no improvement. No-one expected us to look like Guardiola-era Barcelona but I expected at least some sign of progress. Whatever the polar opposite of a managerial bounce is, we're experiencing it. Despite that, I still fear that they might try to brass this out, continue to blame Holt and Sheerin for everything, hope we can pick up a couple of wins against the likes of Dumbarton and Alloa, and give Rennie a free pass and clean slate to carry on next season. That would be a huge mistake. 

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2 minutes ago, AGPar said:

As far as the dross on the park is concerned, it doesn't really wash at all. That we appear to have done the unthinkable - replaced a clueless, totally unsuitable, out-of-his-depth numpty, with an even more clueless, more unsuitable, more out-of-his-depth numpty - lies squarely at the door of the current board. It has f**k-all to do with Gary Deans. Ditch the "everything is Deans/Holt/Sheerin's fault" spin, own the mistake, and try to rectify it. 

The comparison has already been made a few times, but Morton sacked McPherson the exact same weekend we emptied Sheerin. His replacement had no previous management experience, inherited an awful squad and only had the budget to bring in a couple of fresh faces, yet he has, by all accounts, effected a massive upturn in both performances and results. Rennie was given a very decent budget, signed six players, benefited from the return of an in-form Dowds, yet if anything, things have gotten even worse, which I barely thought possible. There certainly has been no improvement. No-one expected us to look like Guardiola-era Barcelona but I expected at least some sign of progress. Whatever the polar opposite of a managerial bounce is, we're experiencing it. Despite that, I still fear that they might try to brass this out, continue to blame Holt and Sheerin for everything, hope we can pick up a couple of wins against the likes of Dumbarton and Alloa, and give Rennie a free pass and clean slate to carry on next season. That would be a huge mistake. 

Spot on.

Alhough there is no way Rennie will get the gig for next season now. Today was every bit as bad as the 6-0 at Queens Park and had the same feel to it - a manager getting everything wrong, players throwing the towel in and fans leaving in numbers.

There has been nothing to suggest he is the man to take us forward (despite what the email from the board said) and this failed experiment will be binned when his contract runs out. 

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Unfortunately there is clearly something rotten with our club behind the scenes, these players are crap but they’re not that bad. No manager seems to work and no player seems to be able to play with us. I just don’t even know what to recommend. It’s actually tearful supporting Falkirk, it’s really not fair on our fans. 

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Im actually astonished we’ve won more games than Queens Park. Thats probably down to the fact they’re trying to set the record for most 1-1 in a season.
Look at those losses compared to everyone above us. What a truly pathetic season for these players.

I cant wait to launch abuse at every one of them when they visit in somecunt else's colours.
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